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Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:49:47 AM »
Howdy.

I did this a year or so ago now, for another collector. With some tenuous distant link to his childhood, we have the Panasonic MC-E42N.




Which was growing something

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Electronic Speed Control

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Brushing and Barring Brushroller



It was a decent little thing. But, it hides a dark secret, which we don't know about yet!



Cable unwound

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The filthy vintage MK plug has no place here

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Handle comes off with one screw

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Then onto the bag door

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 01:52:52 AM »
The post motor filter slots off

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Revealing filth

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Bag door latch unscrews

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The TOP QUALITY paper bag gets slung far away



And we can remove these 3 screws

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Which makes the hose fall off

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The hose unscrews and strips down nicely  from the ends

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mmmmm

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Onto the wiring now, and the 2 screws holding the front cover on can be removed

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 01:55:47 AM »
The wiring cover came off really easily

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But sadly bought something else with it

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It's part of the body

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The whole thing was covered in some sort of greasy crap, which was/had rotted the plastics!

Removing the speed control knob involves just squeezing these tabs

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and discovering this...

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Removed them anyway

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And we can take a look in here

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The bag piston indicator stuff lifts out, note the greasy crap

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which was literally everywhere

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 01:59:02 AM »
Whole thing didn't move at all!

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Mains cable can be removed now

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Then things lifted out of the way to get to the back of the switch



So we can push the switch out without the housing around it turning to powder...

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Everything is sort of attached together when unplugged though...

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So we need to move downhill, removing the rear wire cover as we go

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And turn to the base plate

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Which was flipping broken

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 02:02:14 AM »
I removed the glider bars

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Then the air duct

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And the pivot peg that holds the hood to the chassis. Sporting a pack-out bodge as these wear...

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Recline lock pedal now, one screw on the end of the bar

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And it lifts out

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Next are these two screws which are the hood pivot on the other side

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Then the hood comes off the back chassis

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Let's take the motor cover off now and see what joy lurks within!

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 02:05:13 AM »
One surprisingly unperished post air diffuser

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And the wires we need to seperate

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Snip

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Now the loom can be pulled up and out, removing all the electronics

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This was loose, so I removed it, cleaned it up and re-pasted it!

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More rock hard yet greasy bag housing seals

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And more damage...

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The pre-motor filter looks lethargic

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But hiding under the fancy rear compartment cover are some tools!

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 02:10:17 AM »
The tool door cover falls off if you open it too vigorously so that was easy

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Revealing the lovely Panasonic tools

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These 2 brackets unscrew now

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Rear wheels now, nice and simple

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This looks normal...

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This looks like a date code but I'm not clever enough to decipher it

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Then we can de-rubber the motor

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 02:13:36 AM »
Back to the hood now

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Belt doesn't look fab

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On these brushrolls, you need a screwdriver

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And splits down alot

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Furniture guards off, these were the worst and got a whole sub_cleaning of their own!

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With lots more broken plastic

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All the grease was under here

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Cracked

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Not looking good...
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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2020, 02:16:27 AM »
So... Everything was washed. And, I discovered that the remaining pieces glued together quite well... So with a lot of qbond, I fixed it...

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And got it all structural enough to be able to get here!

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We can fit the now spotless furniture sliver

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We can gather the pile of brushroll

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Fit the belt guard into the hood

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Throw the brushroll together, with nice fresh grease in the bearings

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2020, 02:19:28 AM »
It can sit in here for now

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The diffuser got hot glued back into place

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And the motor was re-fitted, loom re-run and connected and sealed back up forever more

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I wired the top end up as it stops the bits flopping about

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Here is said new paste, the finest* stuff I had

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Connect it all up

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Then stuff it neatly back in

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The bag door seal just about slid on to this! Wasn't quite as straight as it once was

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But fitted onto the vac fine

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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2020, 02:22:15 AM »
Back down to the bottom, the hood can be re-fitted to the body

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And the bung on the other side

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Recline lock can be re-assembled and re-fitted

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Brushroll connects up to motor now with a nice new belt

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Air duct back in

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Then the glued up baseplate goes on (after you've fitted the carpet gliders.... oops)

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This all needs hiding





The tools and cover go back on



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Re: Panasonic MC-E42N - Stripdown & Refurb
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2020, 02:25:04 AM »
The hose wasn't fully dry at this stage so I screwed the body bit in as the hose fits easily enough with it on

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Washed filter

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A latch

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And it's saved!







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And when filming the after video


Realised that their actually not bad, certainly alot better than the newer ones, which took all the grooming and contact with the floor away!
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